As much as I adore the tile in our home, and I truly do, there are certain areas where a rug underfoot would feel absolutely lovely. One of those areas is our living room. I am either barefoot or in slippers when I’m lounging around, and feeling cold tile all the time is no fun, so I’m on the hunt for a rug.
You’ve seen the bold curtains I chose for this space, so I want to find a rug that serves as an understated accent. I don’t want anything too loud or overwhelming since it’s an open space to the kitchen and dining areas.
Originally, we brought over the rug we had in the living room at the apartment, but in the new house it looked terribly out of place. The filigree pattern and beige/gray colors were just not working in harmony with the vibe I got going on.
Criteria for New Rug:
- Soft, neutral-ish, BUT NOT BEIGE
- Easy to maintain, hides dog hair
- Affordable (<$500)
- 8×10 size
- Will look good in 1-year, 3-years and 5-years
- Not a terribly loud pattern/colors
- Will look good with the sofa we are likely buying from Havertys next month:
Here are the top contenders so far in no particular order. I did some Photoshop mock-ups to get an idea of how the rug would look in the space because I obviously have too much time on my hands when Daniel watches football on Sundays.
Thoughts: Affordable, hate the tassel edges, white may be tough to keep “bright”
Thoughts: $700+, a bit too much beige/brown?, love the print though…LOVE.
Thoughts: Plenty of color, large scale pattern, would it look good year round decor wise?
Thoughts: Too much black and white? Blends in to the overall scene, which is good. Looks thin.